The table below looks at the statistics for the Research Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Research Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Research Engineer
Rank 611 - 556
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Research Engineer 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Research Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Research Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Research Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK.

Research Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK.

Research Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
England - 1 - - 1

Research Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Research Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Research Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Cyber Security
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) PhD
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) SCADA
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) SQLite
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) LTE
5 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Social Media
5 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office

Research Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Research Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Research Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) SCADA
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Cyber Security
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Anomaly Detection
4 1 (12.50%) Bayesian Methods
4 1 (12.50%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) PhD
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft